Music Planet

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Cities20110303

In the final programme in this series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of Cities.

Congo: Andy roams the streets of Kinshasa, where there is a thriving scene of young musicians who can't afford guitars, and instead have made amplified thumb-pianos from old car parts.

Mali: Lucy enjoys 'Dimanche a Bamako', the lively Sunday music scene of Mali's capital, and meets two musicians who are stars in Mali, but hardly known outside.

South Africa: A prison is just about as far away from the natural world as it's possible to get. Andy visits the Central Correctional Facility in Pretoria to hear their world-class male choir.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of three African cities.

Cities20110305

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of three African cities.

Deserts20110122

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest, and more familiar locations, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series. This week the focus is on the music of desert communities. Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short. 2/8

Dubai: Andy Kershaw meets the first Emirati singer to record an album in Urdu - a significant moment in Dubai where some 65% of the population are Sub-continent migrant workers. He also visits the labour camps where they live, marvels at an indoor ski resort and climbs the tallest building in the world. Plus there's a session from Desert Heat who deliver their rap in traditional Emirati dress.

Mongolia: Lucy Duran travels deep into the Gobi desert, sets up a recording studio in a ger (traditional Mongolian tent, known in Russia as a yurt) and records various styles of desert song, including the extraordinary two-tone throat singing. Plus there are songs of Holy Mountains in one of the remostest parts of the Gobi desert, and a young artist from Ulaanbaatar who combines throat singing with beat-boxing.

Algeria: Andy Kershaw travels to the far south of Algeria and the small town of Djanet. He marvels at the beauty of this vast desert and listens to music inspired by the Sahara. He meets and records the Bali family and finds them mourning the recent death of their father - who drowned in the desert.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Cambodia; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of desert communities.

Grasslands20110217

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Grasslands. Producer James Parkin.

Cambodia: Andy travels through one of the most heavily mined areas in the world recording a group of landmine victims who have formed a band, and in Phnom Penh, he records Kong Nay: a rare musician who survived the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields. Plus he meets a bunch of kids who rap over the lost pop music of the 60s and 70s.

Mongolia: Lucy marvels at the loneliness of the Gobi grasslands and listens to the songs and games associated with mare's milk. In Ulaanbaatar, she meets the group Khusugtun who perform traditional throat songs in exhilarating contemporary arrangements.

Namibia: Andy goes in search of music in this musically elusive country. As well as a session with Namibia's most famous hatmaker, he goes to the far north to meet the Bushmen of the Kalahari.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of grassland regions around the world.

Grasslands20110219

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of grassland regions around the world.

Jungles20110203

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.. This week: Jungles.

Solomon Islands: Andy teams up with musicians in Honiara, who use giant rainforest bamboo trees to give a monster bass sound to their songs.

Congo: Lucy presents a profile of the Mbendjele people of northern Congo, a pygmy hunter-gatherer group whose music echoes the sound of the forest that feeds them.

Burma: Andy visits the Thai town of Mae Sot on the border with Burma where he records musicians from one of the giant refugee camps there, meets a Burmese protest singer who has just finished a 10-year jail sentence, and drops in on the local Karen-rebel guerrilla centre disguised as a restaurant.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of remote jungle communities.

Jungles20110205

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of remote jungle communities.

Mountains20110210

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Mountains

Switzerland: Andy takes in a lesson in playing the giant cow-bell, gets his head around the many regional styles of yodelling, and records the alphorn quartet Hornroh.

Nepal: Lucy meets Sherpa musicians from the Everest Base Camp, listens to the songs of the mountain children in the ancient town of Bhaktapur, and enjoys traditional Neplasese folk tunes given the Django Reinhardt treatment in Kathmandu.

Solomon Islands: Andy visits the remote Kwaio people, whose unique music remains untouched by western influences, and who still reserve the right to go head-hunting.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of mountain communities around the world.

Mountains20110212

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of mountain communities around the world.

Oceans20110113

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go trekking across the globe to bring us music from the peoples of some of the world's remotest regions, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series. This week the focus is on the music of ocean communities.

Galicia: Galicians consider themselves Celts, linked by sea travel with peoples in Northern France, Ireland and Scotland. Lucy Duran meets leading piper Xosé Manuel Budiño, and is invited to the village of Cebreiro for a party celebrating Celtic culture.

Papua New Guinea: Andy Kershaw goes shark fishing with Blais, the singing shark caller from Tembin Village, to the accompaniment of the villagers, who encourage them with a unique repertory of shark-calling songs.

Brazil: Lucy Duran visits the coastal city of Salvador da Bahia, the ancient capital of Camdomblé. This is the religion that uses old African customs and languages - it's practised on the seashore looking across to Africa, and the sea and its shells are crucial to the liturgy, and its music too.

Solomon Islands: Andy Kershaw gets the gospel: the Deep Sea Canoe Movement is dedicated to keeping up continuous worship 24 hours a day on the paradise island of Malaita.

Producers: Roger Short and James Parkin.

The series accompanies and visits the same destinations as BBC One's Human Planet, a new landmark anthropological series celebrating man's remarkable ingenuity in using and adapting to his environment.

Music Planet will offer the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures witnessed on BBC One's Human Planet by experiencing their music, sounds and songs.

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the deserts of Mali; from the heart of the Amazon to the islands of the Pacific; from the dark winter days of Greenland to the long summer nights of Arctic Norway; from the dried-up rivers of Kenya to the grasslands of Mongolia, Music Planet gives the listeners unique access to sounds from around the world, captured in high-quality sound by the BBC's top music recording engineers. And throughout, Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran bring their own special insights to what we're hearing.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; the story of the Mangue-bit movement in Recife, Brazil; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Dubai; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of ocean communities around the world.

Rivers20110224

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Rivers

Zambia: Andy visits the Victoria Falls, and meets the local Chief, King Mukumi, who invites him to a celebration at his village which involves the participants getting very drunk and blowing horns very loudly.

Brazil: Onboard the Amazon Queen, Lucy travels around Para state in northern Brazil meeting some of the mighty river's musical characters, including elderly diva Dona Onete, and a group of indigenous villagers from a very remote community that is close to extinction.

Thailand & Laos: Andy records Mekong Music in Laos, and attends a Rocket Festival in northern Thailand which celebrates fertility, calls the monsoon, and makes a mockery of health and safety law, as forty foot rockets packed with explosives are lauched into the air by groups of drunken youths.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of river regions around the world.

Rivers20110226

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of river regions around the world.

The Arctic20110127

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.. This week: the Arctic.

Greenland: Lucy greets the New Year with music, and hears the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer, Rasmus Lyberth.

Norway: Andy goes reindeer-herding under the midnight sun with Human Planet's May Torril, who also happens to be an accomplished singer in the Sami tradition of yoiking.

Canada: Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq introduces us to her village in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and sings the intensely soulful music of the western Inuit.

Siberia: Andy meets musicians from Yakutsk, the coldest city on earth, where long winter nights are whiled away with the help of a Jew's harp.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of Arctic communities.

01Oceans2011011320110115

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go trekking across the globe to bring us music from the peoples of some of the world's remotest regions, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series.

This week the focus is on the music of ocean communities.

Galicia: Galicians consider themselves Celts, linked by sea travel with peoples in Northern France, Ireland and Scotland.

Lucy Duran meets leading piper Xosé Manuel Budiño, and is invited to the village of Cebreiro for a party celebrating Celtic culture.

Papua New Guinea: Andy Kershaw goes shark fishing with Blais, the singing shark caller from Tembin Village, to the accompaniment of the villagers, who encourage them with a unique repertory of shark-calling songs.

Brazil: Lucy Duran visits the coastal city of Salvador da Bahia, the ancient capital of Camdomblé.

This is the religion that uses old African customs and languages - it's practised on the seashore looking across to Africa, and the sea and its shells are crucial to the liturgy, and its music too.

Solomon Islands: Andy Kershaw gets the gospel: the Deep Sea Canoe Movement is dedicated to keeping up continuous worship 24 hours a day on the paradise island of Malaita.

Producers: Roger Short and James Parkin.

The series accompanies and visits the same destinations as BBC One's Human Planet, a new landmark anthropological series celebrating man's remarkable ingenuity in using and adapting to his environment.

Music Planet will offer the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures witnessed on BBC One's Human Planet by experiencing their music, sounds and songs.

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the deserts of Mali; from the heart of the Amazon to the islands of the Pacific; from the dark winter days of Greenland to the long summer nights of Arctic Norway; from the dried-up rivers of Kenya to the grasslands of Mongolia, Music Planet gives the listeners unique access to sounds from around the world, captured in high-quality sound by the BBC's top music recording engineers.

And throughout, Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran bring their own special insights to what we're hearing.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; the story of the Mangue-bit movement in Recife, Brazil; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Dubai; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of ocean communities around the world.

01Oceans2011011320110115

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go trekking across the globe to bring us music from the peoples of some of the world's remotest regions, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series.

This week the focus is on the music of ocean communities.

Galicia: Galicians consider themselves Celts, linked by sea travel with peoples in Northern France, Ireland and Scotland.

Lucy Duran meets leading piper Xosé Manuel Budiño, and is invited to the village of Cebreiro for a party celebrating Celtic culture.

Papua New Guinea: Andy Kershaw goes shark fishing with Blais, the singing shark caller from Tembin Village, to the accompaniment of the villagers, who encourage them with a unique repertory of shark-calling songs.

Brazil: Lucy Duran visits the coastal city of Salvador da Bahia, the ancient capital of Camdomblé.

This is the religion that uses old African customs and languages - it's practised on the seashore looking across to Africa, and the sea and its shells are crucial to the liturgy, and its music too.

Solomon Islands: Andy Kershaw gets the gospel: the Deep Sea Canoe Movement is dedicated to keeping up continuous worship 24 hours a day on the paradise island of Malaita.

Producers: Roger Short and James Parkin.

The series accompanies and visits the same destinations as BBC One's Human Planet, a new landmark anthropological series celebrating man's remarkable ingenuity in using and adapting to his environment.

Music Planet will offer the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the cultures witnessed on BBC One's Human Planet by experiencing their music, sounds and songs.

From the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the deserts of Mali; from the heart of the Amazon to the islands of the Pacific; from the dark winter days of Greenland to the long summer nights of Arctic Norway; from the dried-up rivers of Kenya to the grasslands of Mongolia, Music Planet gives the listeners unique access to sounds from around the world, captured in high-quality sound by the BBC's top music recording engineers.

And throughout, Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran bring their own special insights to what we're hearing.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; the story of the Mangue-bit movement in Recife, Brazil; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Dubai; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of ocean communities around the world.

02Deserts2011012020110122

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest, and more familiar locations, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series.

This week the focus is on the music of desert communities.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

2/8

Dubai: Andy Kershaw meets the first Emirati singer to record an album in Urdu - a significant moment in Dubai where some 65% of the population are Sub-continent migrant workers.

He also visits the labour camps where they live, marvels at an indoor ski resort and climbs the tallest building in the world.

Plus there's a session from Desert Heat who deliver their rap in traditional Emirati dress.

Mongolia: Lucy Duran travels deep into the Gobi desert, sets up a recording studio in a ger (traditional Mongolian tent, known in Russia as a yurt) and records various styles of desert song, including the extraordinary two-tone throat singing.

Plus there are songs of Holy Mountains in one of the remostest parts of the Gobi desert, and a young artist from Ulaanbaatar who combines throat singing with beat-boxing.

Algeria: Andy Kershaw travels to the far south of Algeria and the small town of Djanet.

He marvels at the beauty of this vast desert and listens to music inspired by the Sahara.

He meets and records the Bali family and finds them mourning the recent death of their father - who drowned in the desert.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Cambodia; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of desert communities.

02Deserts2011012020110122

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest, and more familiar locations, visiting many of the places featured in the TV series.

This week the focus is on the music of desert communities.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

2/8

Dubai: Andy Kershaw meets the first Emirati singer to record an album in Urdu - a significant moment in Dubai where some 65% of the population are Sub-continent migrant workers.

He also visits the labour camps where they live, marvels at an indoor ski resort and climbs the tallest building in the world.

Plus there's a session from Desert Heat who deliver their rap in traditional Emirati dress.

Mongolia: Lucy Duran travels deep into the Gobi desert, sets up a recording studio in a ger (traditional Mongolian tent, known in Russia as a yurt) and records various styles of desert song, including the extraordinary two-tone throat singing.

Plus there are songs of Holy Mountains in one of the remostest parts of the Gobi desert, and a young artist from Ulaanbaatar who combines throat singing with beat-boxing.

Algeria: Andy Kershaw travels to the far south of Algeria and the small town of Djanet.

He marvels at the beauty of this vast desert and listens to music inspired by the Sahara.

He meets and records the Bali family and finds them mourning the recent death of their father - who drowned in the desert.

Key moments for the series include a traditional head-hunting song from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea; the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer; yodelling in the Swiss Alps; rapping in Cambodia; an Inuit throat-singing duet, recorded by the frozen Arctic Sea; and the secret songs of Burma recorded in the jungle on the border with Thailand.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of desert communities.

03The Arctic2011012720110129

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations..

This week: the Arctic.

Greenland: Lucy greets the New Year with music, and hears the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer, Rasmus Lyberth.

Norway: Andy goes reindeer-herding under the midnight sun with Human Planet's May Torril, who also happens to be an accomplished singer in the Sami tradition of yoiking.

Canada: Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq introduces us to her village in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and sings the intensely soulful music of the western Inuit.

Siberia: Andy meets musicians from Yakutsk, the coldest city on earth, where long winter nights are whiled away with the help of a Jew's harp.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of Arctic communities.

03The Arctic2011012720110129

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations..

This week: the Arctic.

Greenland: Lucy greets the New Year with music, and hears the mighty voice of Greenland's greatest singer, Rasmus Lyberth.

Norway: Andy goes reindeer-herding under the midnight sun with Human Planet's May Torril, who also happens to be an accomplished singer in the Sami tradition of yoiking.

Canada: Inuit singer Tanya Tagaq introduces us to her village in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and sings the intensely soulful music of the western Inuit.

Siberia: Andy meets musicians from Yakutsk, the coldest city on earth, where long winter nights are whiled away with the help of a Jew's harp.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of Arctic communities.

04Jungles2011020320110205
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20110205 (R3)

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of remote jungle communities.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations..

This week: Jungles.

Solomon Islands: Andy teams up with musicians in Honiara, who use giant rainforest bamboo trees to give a monster bass sound to their songs.

Congo: Lucy presents a profile of the Mbendjele people of northern Congo, a pygmy hunter-gatherer group whose music echoes the sound of the forest that feeds them.

Burma: Andy visits the Thai town of Mae Sot on the border with Burma where he records musicians from one of the giant refugee camps there, meets a Burmese protest singer who has just finished a 10-year jail sentence, and drops in on the local Karen-rebel guerrilla centre disguised as a restaurant.

Producers Roger Short and James Parkin.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.. This week: Jungles.

05Mountains2011021020110212
05Mountains2011021020110212
20110212 (R3)

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of mountain communities around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.

This week: Mountains

Switzerland: Andy takes in a lesson in playing the giant cow-bell, gets his head around the many regional styles of yodelling, and records the alphorn quartet Hornroh.

Nepal: Lucy meets Sherpa musicians from the Everest Base Camp, listens to the songs of the mountain children in the ancient town of Bhaktapur, and enjoys traditional Neplasese folk tunes given the Django Reinhardt treatment in Kathmandu.

Solomon Islands: Andy visits the remote Kwaio people, whose unique music remains untouched by western influences, and who still reserve the right to go head-hunting.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Mountains

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20110219 (R3)

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of grassland regions around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.

This week: Grasslands.

Producer James Parkin.

Cambodia: Andy travels through one of the most heavily mined areas in the world recording a group of landmine victims who have formed a band, and in Phnom Penh, he records Kong Nay: a rare musician who survived the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields.

Plus he meets a bunch of kids who rap over the lost pop music of the 60s and 70s.

Mongolia: Lucy marvels at the loneliness of the Gobi grasslands and listens to the songs and games associated with mare's milk.

In Ulaanbaatar, she meets the group Khusugtun who perform traditional throat songs in exhilarating contemporary arrangements.

Namibia: Andy goes in search of music in this musically elusive country.

As well as a session with Namibia's most famous hatmaker, he goes to the far north to meet the Bushmen of the Kalahari.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Grasslands. Producer James Parkin.

Cambodia: Andy travels through one of the most heavily mined areas in the world recording a group of landmine victims who have formed a band, and in Phnom Penh, he records Kong Nay: a rare musician who survived the Khmer Rouge's Killing Fields. Plus he meets a bunch of kids who rap over the lost pop music of the 60s and 70s.

Mongolia: Lucy marvels at the loneliness of the Gobi grasslands and listens to the songs and games associated with mare's milk. In Ulaanbaatar, she meets the group Khusugtun who perform traditional throat songs in exhilarating contemporary arrangements.

Namibia: Andy goes in search of music in this musically elusive country. As well as a session with Namibia's most famous hatmaker, he goes to the far north to meet the Bushmen of the Kalahari.

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07Rivers2011022420110226
20110226 (R3)

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of river regions around the world.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations.

This week: Rivers

Zambia: Andy visits the Victoria Falls, and meets the local Chief, King Mukumi, who invites him to a celebration at his village which involves the participants getting very drunk and blowing horns very loudly.

Brazil: Onboard the Amazon Queen, Lucy travels around Para state in northern Brazil meeting some of the mighty river's musical characters, including elderly diva Dona Onete, and a group of indigenous villagers from a very remote community that is close to extinction.

Thailand and Laos: Andy records Mekong Music in Laos, and attends a Rocket Festival in northern Thailand which celebrates fertility, calls the monsoon, and makes a mockery of health and safety law, as forty foot rockets packed with explosives are lauched into the air by groups of drunken youths.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.

For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Rivers

Zambia: Andy visits the Victoria Falls, and meets Chief Mukuni of the Tokoleya people, who invites him to a celebration at his village which involves the participants getting very drunk and blowing horns very loudly.

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of three African cities.

In the final programme in this series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of Cities.

Congo: Andy roams the streets of Kinshasa, where there is a thriving scene of young musicians who can't afford guitars, and instead have made amplified thumb-pianos from old car parts.

Mali: Lucy enjoys 'Dimanche a Bamako', the lively Sunday music scene of Mali's capital, and meets two musicians who are stars in Mali, but hardly known outside.

South Africa: A prison is just about as far away from the natural world as it's possible to get.

Andy visits the Central Correctional Facility in Pretoria to hear their world-class male choir.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.

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Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore music of three African cities.

In the final programme in this series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran focus on the music of Cities.

Congo: Andy roams the streets of Kinshasa, where there is a thriving scene of young musicians who can't afford guitars, and instead have made amplified thumb-pianos from old car parts.

Mali: Lucy enjoys 'Dimanche a Bamako', the lively Sunday music scene of Mali's capital, and meets two musicians who are stars in Mali, but hardly known outside.

South Africa: A prison is just about as far away from the natural world as it's possible to get.

Andy visits the Central Correctional Facility in Pretoria to hear their world-class male choir.

Producers James Parkin and Roger Short.